Town Dock Food & Spirits – our latest website goes live! Town Dock Food and Spirits in St. Michaels MD has a whole new website! Check it out! http://www.towndockrestaurant.com/ +1 Tweet1 Share4 Pin Share2 StumbleShares 7 Posted on November 4, 2013May 25, 2015Author adminCategories View All, Web Design Mason Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers? The #1 Techy Nerd Hi Mason, So sorry to hear that you were hacked. There are several things you can do to help prevent hackers. While no solution is perfect because hackers learn new vulnerabilities every day, here are some things that can help you keep your WordPress website secure: – Keep WordPress and any plugins updated. This is one of the best and most simple solutions. As vulnerabilities are found, WordPress and plugin developers ‘patch’ their code to keep you safe. – Hide your login page. Hackers know that WordPress on default has a login page under wp-admin. There are free plugins that allow you to change this directory to make it harder for them to find the login page – preventing brute-force hacking. – Do not use the username ‘admin’. Hackers know this (as well as other well-known terms such as ‘webmaster’) are highly used as a login. When you use these terms, half their job is done – they just have to figure out the password. – Purchase a site scanning or security tool. Many hosts have this as an add-on product for a reasonable price. Scanning the site regularly can help you to prevent damage through early detection. – Install the plugin ‘Bad Behavior’. This plugin is one that we use on our own websites. It helps to protect your site from spambots and brute-force hacking attempts by blocking IP addresses that show suspicious activity on your site. We will be writing a blog post soon to cover this topic in more detail, but these items should help you keep your site secure. Also, making regular backups of your site and database is something that you really should start doing if you haven’t already. That way if it does happen again (which we hope it won’t!), you can restore your site and reverse the damage done. Let us know if you have any other questions, and thank you for your interest! ~Ashleigh Post navigation Previous Previous post: Check us out in the Baltimore Business Journal today!Next Next post: It’s Monday! Veteran’s Day: Time for SpiderWEB NEWS.